Iowa Chapter

Patient Education

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) sponsors free community-based education programs designed for patients and their families.

National and local experts, including doctors and other healthcare professionals, lead these programs, described below. They offer education and information that will deepen the public's understanding of treatment options and strengthen decision-making and coping skills related to the many aspects of survivorship.


Upcoming programs:

Annual Blood Cancer Symposium

"New Paths to Treatment and Hope"


February 28, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Mercy Medical Center Downtown Campus Conference and Education Center

email for details


Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experience During and After Cancer Treatment

This program discusses:

  • Cancers that affect children, adolescents, and young adults (AYAs)
  • Side effects, long term and late effects of childhood/AYA cancer treatment
  • Challenges for survivors throughout their education
  • Laws that protect childhood/AYA cancer survivors' rights
  • Strategies to help meet the students' short- and long-term educational needs
  • Resources that support schools and families, including those from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Myeloma:  Diagnosis and Treatment

This program discusses:

  • An overview of myeloma
  • Current and emerging drug therapies and stem cell transplantation
  • Disease and treatment-related side effects
  • Emotional aspects and resources available for support
  • Clinical trial options for myeloma patients
  • Question-and-answer session

For information, contact Wendy Sontag at (800) 347-0174 or email

last updated on Wednesday, October 08, 2014